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Susan D. Hellier, D.N.P., C.R.N.P.
Associate Professor of Nursing (Nursing)
412-397-5245 phone (M)
John Jay 327

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Waynesburg University, 2010
  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 1998
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Pennsylvania State University, 1989
  • Nursing Diploma, Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing, 1984

Professional Background

  • In addition to her academic appointment, Dr. Hellier is employed as a women's health nurse practitioner at Magee Women's Hospital UPMC Pittsburgh, Pa.

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Women's health


  • "Determining the Current Screening and Treatment Practices for Bacterial Vaginosis in the Antepartum Patient" Published Abstract  Harcar, Hellier, Cline  Journal of Women’s Health Volume 23, Number 4, 2014 DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2014.Ab01.abstracts

  • "Hormonal Contraception and Headaches: What are the Prescriber's Options?" Hellier The Nurse Practitioner December 2013
  • "A 43-Year-Old Woman with a Case of Post Ablation Tubal Sterilization Syndrome" Hellier and Berkhoudt Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal  July-September 2012

  • “Long-Term Bisphosphonate Therapy: Possible Link to Rare Femur Fracture" Hellier and Ross The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners September/October 2012 
    "What NP Graduates Need to Know About Certification"  Hellier and Ramponi Advance for NPs and PAs April 2012
    "Preparing for the NP Certification Exams: Follow These Steps to Success" Ramponi and Hellier Advance for NPs and PAs April 2012
     “March Madness: A Nurse Practitioner’s First Trip to Capitol Hill” Hellier American Journal of Nursing August 2010
    “A Pilot Study in One High School to Screen for Chlamydia Among Adolescent Females” Alvarez, Hellier, Jack, and Lundberg The Journal for Nurse Practitioners January 2011
    “Translating Research to Action: Using Evidence to Improve Women’s Health” -chapter contributors: Alvarez and Hellier. Mason, D. J., Leavitt, J. K., & Chaffee, M. W. (Spring 2011) Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care 6th Edition. St. Louis: Saunders & Elsevier
    “Pay for Performance: Maybe Someone Should Tell the Nurses” Hellier The Health Care Manager Issue 29:2 (April-June 2010)
    “Hormonal Contraception: Is It Worth It?” Hellier The Nurse Practitioner October 2008


  • 2014 - "Determining the Current Screening and Treatment Practices for Bacterial Vaginosis in the Antepartum Patient" Poster Presentation Harcar, Hellier, Cline The 22nd Annual Academy of Women's Health Congress Washington, DC.
  • 2013 - Speaker: 2nd Annual Preceptor Conference Sewell Center RMU Contraceptive Challenges
  • 2012 - Speaker: Pelvic Pain 10th Annual Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners Conference State College, Pa.
  • 2012 - Speaker: Osteoporosis. Continuing Education Program for Community College of Beaver County Faculty Monaca, Pa.
  • 2012 - Speaker: Osteoporosis. American Association of University Women New Brighton, Pa.
  • 2011 - Speaker: Osteoporosis. Continuing Education Program for Community College of Beaver County Monaca, Pa.
  • 2011 - Podium Presentation: A Pilot Study of Chlamydia Screening Among High School Girls. The Greater Pittsburgh Research Conference, Pittsburgh Pa.
  • 2011 - Speaker: Osteoporosis Update 9th Annual Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • 2011 - Poster Presentation: Instituting a Policy Change to Increase Chlamydia Screening Among High School Adolescent Females. Doctor's of Nursing Practice National Conference New Orleans, La.
  • 2010 - Speaker: Adolescent STDs 8th Annual Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners Hershey, Pa.

Schedule of Courses
Schedule Book for All Active and Available Future Terms, Susan

Spring 2014: Doctora
  • NURS8130-A
  • 04:00-08:00 PM RMHellier11 (01/13-05/03/14)9 Seats

    Summer 2014: Doctora
  • NURS9150-A
  • 06:00-09:00 PM RMHellier5 (05/22-07/24/14)4 Seats
  • NURS9155-A
  • -APPTMHellier5 (05/22-07/24/14)4 Seats

    Fall 2014
  • NURS3040-A
  • 01:45-04:35 PMMMHellier1 (08/25-12/13/14)19 Seats


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